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ESE News Alert - 24 June 2020

Cortisol may increase COVID-19 mortality risk

Higher levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, may increase the severity of COVID-19, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The Science Times


Potential obesity treatment may increase sepsis risk

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, GDF15, a hormone being investigated as an obesity treatment may promote bacterial infection of wounds and increase sepsis risk.

News Medical


New COVID-19 drug to be trialled in UK hospitals

UK hospitals are trialling a new drug, TRV027, that aims to restore the balance between the two hormones, angiotensin II and angiotensin 1-7, to help prevent blood clots and lung damage caused by COVID-19.

Science Focus


Oral contraceptives may reduce bone loss in premature ovarian sufficiency

Combined oral contraceptives may reduce bone mass loss in women with premature ovarian insufficiency, according to a study published in Menopause.

News Medical


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